Thursday, July 4, 2019

Fourth of July and Betsy Ross Flag

Happy Birthday to my beloved country, the USA.
The above flag is the design with 13 stars and stripes in honor of the original 13 colonies, made by Betsy Ross during the Revolutionary War.
Following are some lines from the poem and song "America" by Samuel Francis Smith.
"My country, 'tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing.
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the pilgrims' pride,
From every mountain-side,
Let freedom ring."
 and the final verse:
"Our father's God to Thee,
Author of liberty,
To thee we sing.
Long may our land be bright,
With freedom's holy light,
Protect us by Thy might,
Great God, our king."


Linda said...

I love this!!!!

Mevely317 said...

"From every mountain side …" Perfect.
Have a beautiful day!

Betsy said...

Amen and Amen! I feel a great affinity toward Betsy Ross, as we share the same name and love of country. Wishing you a wonderful 4th of July.

Laurel Wood said...

Beautiful post and photo, Terra. Blessings to you this Fourth of July.

Junkchiccottage said...

Happy 4th Terra. Enjoy the day.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Beautiful post. God Bless America!

Red Rose Alley said...

Happy Fourth of July Terra. I hope you have a pleasant day. : )


Cynthia said...

Happy Fourth. Betsy!

Saimi said...

I'm so glad you posted this flag along with the patriotic songs. This world has gotten so crazy. Nike put out some new shoes with the Betsey Ross flag on them in honor of the 4th of July. Colin Kaepernick, a Pro Football player who is sponsored by Nike told them to pull the shoes from the stores saying it is offensive. He states the flag has come to represent slavery and white supremacy. And if that wasn't bad enough, Nike DID!

Oh my goodness its just ridiculous! So thank you for posting a beautiful flag and keeping it real!

Happy 4th of July!!

Susan Heather said...

Happy 4th July. Lovely poem.

Susan Kane said...

Sooo, Kaepernick calls the shots now. What will another company do? Take a knee and bow as the man passes by?

This is asinine.

Ann said...

Hope you had a happy 4th

Jennifer said...

Did you feel the earthquake yesterday? I thought about you immediately and I hope you and your family are okay. Hugs.

Terra said...

Jennifer asked, and no we did not notice the earthquake, it was near LA and we are way north of LA. The night of July 4 and July 2 and 3 were rough because my dog is very worried about the fireworks in my neighborhood. So we barely slept!

only slightly confused said...

And a happy fourth of July to you.

Linda Reeder said...

The Betsy Ross flag is now a controversial symbol, part of a super patriot campaign, rather than just part of our history. I hate that.

Debbie said...

i read linda's comment and i did not know that!! it's a beautiful flag!! a nice post for the 4th!!

NanaDiana said...

Amen, Terra! I hate when things that we have loved and admired become political pawns. Just so sad.
Have a beautiful day. xo Diana

Jeanie said...

I hope your Fourth was very happy! And thanks for coming by my place!

Henny Penny said...

This is a beautiful post. I love it...even if I am late seeing it. :) Hope you had a good 4th!

Small Kucing said...

That's the spirit :)

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Anne's Phamilyblog said...

Love this post! God Bless America!